The Orange County Register is reporting a dispute between the Vietnamese American community and the city of Garden Grove has lead to the cancellation of the city’s Tet Festival.
Organizers are said to be scrambling to search for a new location.
According to My Fox LA , the dispute is over the amount of money the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations should pay to the city to cover costs of the event.
In previous years, the Association has paid about $30,000 to $35,000. This year Garden Grove officials were asking for about four times that amount or $145,000.
“Obviously, the costs were much greater than we were charging before, so there was sticker shock for them,” said Kim Huy, the city’s community services director.
City leaders have expressed concern about the relatively small amount of money the Festival raised for charities and what it considered shoddy bookkeeping.
Festival organizers did not return calls for comment.
You can read more about these concerns on My Fox LA.